General information about the project
Photonics and laser technology are now a priority of the European economy and a prerequisite for increasing its competitiveness as stated in European Commission Industrial policy (Skills for industry and Key Enabling Technologies: micro and nanoelectronics, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, advanced materials, photonics – including laser technology, and advanced manufacturing technologies). The introduction of many new and different laser sources in these sectors of the economy requires the development of new skills and competencies of the employees in the field of laser safety. European norms and standards in this area have become obligatory for all European countries. The dangers of laser radiation can be diverse and at the same time devastating for the health.
The objectives of the project are in line with the new EU Skills Program 10.06.2016 (NEW WORKING ASSEMBLY FOR EUROPE, 10.06.2016), and in particular with the Europe’s Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) of the 21st Century. Project has gathered partners from five European Union countries: Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Romania. Profile of participants includes three universities with their own research institutes (including photonics and laser technology), one NGO, two VET centers and an ICT company.